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    09-14-2013, 07:19 PM
  #1
Weanling
What do you carry in your saddle bags???

I am getting ready for a weekend of trail riding next weekend and was cleaning out my saddle and thought I wonder what other riders carry in their saddlebags and if others feel the same need as I to be prepared for a thing on the trail. Such as duct tape that can fix a broken bridle and many other things. Baby wipes since nature might call. A camera pictures equal memories. Water, first aid kit for human/horse. Ziploc bags for any trash. Power bars and beefjerky.
     
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    09-14-2013, 08:30 PM
  #2
Foal
Bailing twine, horse treats, and a flask; bottled water for the young ones.

This also depends on the length of ride. If it involves a river ziplock everything.

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    09-14-2013, 08:39 PM
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Green Broke
Leatherman, water, hoofpick, vet wrap, wire/baling twine maybe snacks.

Depends on what kind of ride im on

If im riding range, then my rope and rifle scabbard are on my saddle as well
     
    09-14-2013, 08:43 PM
  #4
Weanling
I carry water, which is very important, ziplock bags, sometimes food Anna read, just in case someone feels lightheaded. I also bring little bits of type and most importantly a sharp knife.
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    09-14-2013, 09:26 PM
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Yearling
Twine, scissors, and first aid in one side. Beer and sammiches in the other.
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    09-14-2013, 11:00 PM
  #6
Weanling
Depends on the trailride, if its a day trip or an over nite. But the essentials are water, snacks, rope halter, compass, first aid kit, about 25 ft of paracord, bug spray, and rain gear. I have a sharp knife in my pocket, a pistol on my belt, and just in case the unexpected happens, and I get stuck out all night (it has happened) in my shirt pocket I carry a an old altoids tin, with a lighter and Vaseline soaked cotton balls so if I have to start a fire its easy. I also keep a small Ziploc baggie with some instant coffee, an old tin cup from my boy scout days and hard candy to get me thru the night.
I realize some of it might seem superfluous but a group of us got stuck out all night, after missing a turnoff. Its embarrassing we were all experienced riders, and familiar with the area, we just rode right past it! We spent a miserable night in the skeeters, with no fire, and nothing to pass the time with, and then it rained! However it was a heckuva learning experience.
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    09-14-2013, 11:06 PM
  #7
Foal
Water, treats for us both, Rope halter, small lead rope, small bottle of homemade fly spray.
     
    09-15-2013, 12:13 AM
  #8
Weanling
I carry water,hoof pick ,bailing twine, and a mini first aid kit.
I think it depends on where your going and how long you'll be gone for
     
    09-15-2013, 12:56 AM
  #9
Yearling
Hornet spray for bears or dogs who chase, sharp knife, twine,TP,rope, vet wrap, apples, chocolate, lots of water, and a flask of rum.
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    09-15-2013, 01:09 PM
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Foal
For super short rides around home, I carry my phone, a bandana, and swiss army knife. If it's hot or I'll be out a while, I strap on the water bottle holder bag. If we haul out or will be gone awhile, I put on the cantle bag with the first aid kit, bite/sting kit, baling twine, fly spray, and snacks.
     

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